Raptor in Flight Workshop (15 images)

Started Jun 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dan Bolger
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Re: How did you set the AF?
In reply to NikonMan09, Jun 23, 2012

Hi Fred, very sorry for taking so long to respond, has been a crazy week!

Thanks for your kind words glad you have enjoyed the set.

re the settings: I shot in "M", WB auto and left the iso at 320 as we had pretty good light. if I was shooting in "A" or "S" I would probable have used auto iso had set it to max 400 (800 if poor light). Other setting were:

Continuos high and I think I used both matrix and centre weight metering.

a1: release
a3: dynamic 21 points
a4: short
a5: shutter/AF-ON (I haven't got the hang of using the AF button yet)
a8: 51

I have to acknowledge both Raymond who gave the workshop as he also shoots with a D300 and suggested many good shooting tips and I learned from reading alot from reading this blog .....

http://johnfriend.blogspot.ca/2009/10/nikon-d300-auto-focus-for-sports-i.html

John is a member here and shoots sports with a D300 and does a VERY nice job of laying out what settings he uses and why they work for him.

Hope this helps and again thanks for your comments and sorry for my late reply

NikonMan09 wrote:

I thought this was an outstanding series of BIF photographs! I am curious as to how you set the AF in the D300 and what custom AF functions you took advantage of. I am curious for interests of sports photography where runners, ballplayers, or swimmers are coming at you.

Nice work!

Fred
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